View Full Version : Shooting lead through Springfield XD40
18th March 2005, 15:18
Anyone know if lead will build up in the rifling in the Springfield XD40? I have been told that, like the Glock and Beretta, one should shoot only jacketed ammo through the XD40. But then again, I have heard that lead will not be any problem with this gun. Any suggestions?
18th March 2005, 16:39
The XD has conventional rifling & a supported chamber, and lead is OK so long as you clean the deposits out regularly like you would on any other gun. I checked with Springfield on this before I bought one.
Do not lead up the barrel on any auto-pistol and start shooting hot jacketed loads immediately thereafter. If you're going to shoot lead, commit to scrubbing it out when you're done shooting.
18th March 2005, 20:42
Sarge, thanks for the info. Makes sense. I've shot some 100 or so rounds of jacketed but will start with lead and stick to it. I do some reloading and will use lead.
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